Interview with Joe Cahill


Global Megatrends Reveal Greatest Challenges for

Society & Project Professionals

Interview with Joe Cahill

Chief Customer Officer
Project Management Institute (PMI)

Interviewed by Ipek Sahra Ozguler
International Correspondent, PM World Journal
Istanbul, Turkey

Introduction to the interviewee

Joe Cahill is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO), at PMI and is responsible for their Global Customer Group. He oversees the Global Customer Engagement Team, the Global Customer Experience Team and PMI’s eight geographic regions. Joe previously held the positions of COO, Interim CEO and SVP of Finance and Administration in his time with PMI.

Joe has over 20 years of senior leadership experience including digital transformation, strategic planning, enterprise system implementation and new business development. Across technology, manufacturing and energy sectors, he has effectively helped build companies and lead change in large organizations. Joe also serves as a UN Global Compact Network USA board member, representing NGOs, to help drive initiatives that further UNGC’s mission and purpose


Ipek Sahra Ozguler (Ozguler):    First of all, thank you for accepting an interview request from PMWJ about PMI’s annual Global Megatrends report. Can you please provide an overview of the report?

Joe Cahill (Cahill): Thank you for having me. In this report, Project Management Institute (PMI) identified six global megatrends and examined their impact on organizations, project professionals, and changemakers in 2022 and beyond. To be the most effective leader possible, it’s imperative to develop an understanding of where the world is headed, what it means for organizations, and how to contribute to the solution. Our annual Global Megatrends 2022 report offers a broad global context, evaluating long-term trends, research, and industry data from around the world, and features firsthand perspectives from project professionals leading change now.

The six trends we identified all have the potential of continued impact on both business and society — from digital disruption to movements for equality that are reshaping every corner of the globe. However, understanding the trends affecting our world is only the first step to overcoming or embracing them. Our community has the greatest impact when we take big ideas and get to work on the grueling task of implementing them. Therefore, it’s not enough that we understand the implications of big challenges like the climate crisis or growing economic inequality — it will also be up to this community to help reimagine and drive solutions, inspiring changemakers and organizations worldwide to deliver value. We support project professionals as they continue forging paths forward by offering the courses, certifications, tools, and resources that empower them to enact positive change.

Ozguler: What are the global Megatrends emerging for 2022 and their impact on organizations, project professionals, and changemakers?


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How to cite this interview: Ozguler, I.S. (2022). Global Megatrends Reveal Greatest Challenges for Society & Project Professionals: Interview with Joe Cahill; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VI, June. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/pmwj118-Jun2022-Ozguler-Interview-with-Joe-Cahill.pdf

About the Interviewer

Ipek Sahra Ozguler

Istanbul, Turkey


Ipek Sahra Ozguler graduated from the Istanbul University, Turkey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and from Middle East Technical University, Turkey with an MSc degree in Software Management. As a project manager, she has more than 13 years of experience in various areas such as portfolio management, program management, project management, software management, business analysis. She became a certified PMP in 2012 and a certified SCRUM Master in 2014.

She has gained broader insights in a variety of projects across manufacturing, defence, FMCG (Cola Cola), insurance (Euler Hermes), audit (Deloitte), telecommunication, aviation and finance sectors. In addition, she has been working as an international correspondent for the PM World Journal since 2014.

Ipek is the creator and editor of the highly acclaimed book, The Perspective of Women Project Management Professionals, interviews with leading female PM experts and professionals around the world. The book was published in March 2020 and is available here.

Ipek is based in Istanbul,Turkey and can be contacted at ipeksahra@gmail.com. Her portfolio is published at the http://ipeksahra.strikingly.com/ and https://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/ipek-sahra-ozguler/.